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A child support order can be enforced for up to 10 years after the child turns 18. A child support order that has been reduced to a judgment is good for 20 years.
When the judge simply says, "Pay $X per month..." that's a child support order. The custodial parent has until the child turns 28 to get that order changed to a judgment. You would know if you had a judgment, because it sets a total amount, rather than a monthly payment, and it usually provides for interest. This is something that is typically done after the original support order is entered, and only if you've missed payments.